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Events

‘Banners for Spain’ exhibition at Islington Museum, 245 St John Street, London EC1V 4NB, showcasing six newly conserved Aid Spain banners plus other artefacts from the Marx Memorial Library and Islington’s archives. Monday-Saturday (closed Wednesday) 10am-5pm; free admission.

Exhibition ‘In Search of the Basque Children in Salford and Eccles’ by artist Claire Hignett at Ordsall Hall, 322 Ordsall Lane, Ordsall, Salford M5 3AN.
www.salfordcommunityleisure.co.uk/culture/ordsall-hall/exhibitions

‘Ocho’, a new play by BAFTA award-winning Jane Thornton, with music by Dave Rotheray (The Beautiful South), about the eight Hull men who joined the International Brigades and the women they left at home. Performed by the Spotlight Ensemble of Archbishop Sentamu Academy at the Archbishop Sentamu Academy Theatre, 1 Bilton Grove, Hull HU9 5YB, starting at 7.30pm. Booking: www.hullboxoffice.com/events/ocho

Annual George Brown Memorial Event organised by the George Brown Memorial Committee. Talks this year will cover topics including the rise of the right and of economic and social disadvantage in Ireland and the experience of the Waterford International Brigade volunteers on their return home. There will also be a music session commemorating the involvement of Irish people down the years in conflicts abroad.

IBMT's annual commemoration at the International Brigade memorial, located in Jubilee Gardens, on London’s Southbank, SE1. Speakers and performers this year include Maddy Carty Len McCluskey, Tosh McDonald, Hermino Martínez and Na-mara. Starts at 1pm and runs for about an hour.

‘Ocho’, a new play by BAFTA award-winning Jane Thornton, with music by Dave Rotheray (The Beautiful South), about the eight Hull men who joined the International Brigades and the women they left at home. Performed by the Spotlight Ensemble of Archbishop Sentamu Academy at the Howden Shire Hall, 13 Market Place, Howden, Goole DN14, starting at 7.30pm. Booking: www.howden-shirehall.com/upcomingevents.php

‘Ocho’, a new play by BAFTA award-winning Jane Thornton, with music by Dave Rotheray (The Beautiful South), about the eight Hull men who joined the International Brigades and the women they left at home. Performed by the Spotlight Ensemble of Archbishop Sentamu Academy at the East Riding Theatre, 10 Lord Roberts Road, Beverley HU17 9BE, starting at 7.30pm. Booking: www.eastridingtheatre.co.uk/2017/05/ocho


‘The Story of the Basque Children of 1937’ talk by Simon Martinez of the Basque Children of '37 Association UK at Ordsall Hall, 322 Ordsall Lane, Ordsall, Salford M5 3AN, 1.30pm–3.30pm.
www.salfordcommunityleisure.co.uk/culture/whats-on/basque

Commemoration of the arrival of Basque Refugee Children in Caerleon in 1937, as part of the Caerleon Arts Festival, on the lawn of the Priory Hotel, High St, Caerleon, Newport NP18 1AG. There will be a number of events on the day marking 80 years since around 4000 children arrived by boat to Southampton, 56 of whom came to Caerleon in Wales.

‘Five Things You (Almost Certainly) Didn't Know About The Spanish Civil War’ hosted by David Ebsworth, whose second novel, ‘The Assassin’s Mark’, sees Jack Telford, a left-wing reporter, among an eccentric group of tourists on one of Franco’s battlefield tours during the civil war; 7.30pm at Write Blend books, South Road, Crosby, L22 0LJ.

‘Five Things You (Almost Certainly) Didn't Know About The Spanish Civil War’ hosted by David Ebsworth, whose second novel, ‘The Assassin’s Mark’, sees Jack Telford, a left-wing reporter, among an eccentric group of tourists on one of Franco’s battlefield tours during the civil war; 7pm at Wrexham Library, Rhosddu Road, Wrexham LL11 1AU.

Unveiling of a plaque at the site of a home for refugee Basque children during the Spanish Civil War at 2pm at 34 Pearson Park, Hull HU5 2TD, followed by a talk by Manuel Moreno of the Basque Children of ’37 Association UK in the nearby Pearson Park bowling paviion.

‘Five Things You (Almost Certainly) Didn't Know About The Spanish Civil War’ hosted by David Ebsworth, whose second novel, ‘The Assassin’s Mark’, sees Jack Telford, a left-wing reporter, among an eccentric group of tourists on one of Franco’s battlefield tours during the civil war. 2pm at Chorlton Library, Manchester M21 9PN.

80th anniversary commemoration of the Battle of Jarama, 12pm to 2.15pm, with light lunch before the lecture, at Shankill Road Library, 298-300 Shankill Road, Belfast BT13 2BN. Speaker: Brian Hanley on ‘The Radical Thirties’; chairperson: Jackie Redpath. After the meeting flowers will be laid on the International Brigade memorial in Writers Square.

An evening of song and music with Joe Solo and Eoghan O’Neill to remember those who fell 80 years ago in the Battle of Jarama; Sunflower Pub (upstairs), 65 Union Street, Belfast BT1 2JG from 7.30pm. Pay at the door £10 waged, £5 unwaged. Organised by Belfast’s International Brigade Commemoration Committee as part of the People’s Festival-Féile an Phobail. For further information: 07751 951785.

Rare performance of ‘Ballad of Heroes’, Benjamin Britten’s requiem for fallen International Brigaders, by the BBC National Orchestra and the Chorus of Wales. The programme also includes works by Brian Ellias and Elgar. Part of the BBC’s Proms festival of orchestral music. Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP. Proms concerts are broadcast live on BBC Radio 3. Bookings: www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/proms/proms-2017/prom-32-britten-brain-e...

IBMT Annual General Meeting and commemorative weekend in Cardiff. For more information, see www.international-brigades.org.uk/content/advance-notice-ibmt-commemorat...